Red Dates Longan Chinese Herbal Tea

Red Dates Longan Chinese Herbal Tea

The easiest of #teas to make at home to help promote blood flow, strengthen the #heart, and promote sleep. This #Chinese #herbal tea is best drank before bedtime, after #dinner. I simply used 6 dried #longans, 2 dried red #dates, and a handful of dried #wolfberries. It is a slightly #warming tea and allows for good circulation of #qi. This #drink is ideal for people who do not get enough rest, are overworked, women who have recently given birth, and people who have deficiencies in qi and blood. Remove the seeds from the red dates (as they seeds are known to be heaty in a bad way), steep everything for 5 minutes in hot (boiling) water, and enjoy!

Other similar recipes include:

Red Dates Tea

Wood Ear & Red Dates Tea

Red Dates Hawthorn Tea


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Chicken Herbal Soup


Soup Name:  Chicken Herbal Soup

Traditional Chinese Name: 清雞 (qīng jī tāng)

One of the most basic Chinese chicken soups available.  It is usually recommended by your Chinese herbalist, with minimalistic herbs and a whole chicken, it’s a wonderfully delicious soup for children and adults.  It is actually designed to be the base for confinement soups, but with more herbs and can be double-boiled for extra strength.  This soup is ideal for the cool autumn and winter months. 

What Ingredients are required?

1 fresh whole chicken
1-2 fresh large abalones (or dried)

5-6 dried scallops (conpoys)
10 dried longans
1 handful of wolfberries
5 sticks of dried Chinese yam

2 litres of water

How do I prepare it?

  1. Prepare chicken (in quarters) by rinsing and blanching in a pot of hot water
  2. Wash and clean abalone
  3. Boil your soup water
  4. Wash and soak for 10 minutes all the dried herbs
  5. When your soup water is boiling, add all the ingredients together
  6. Boil on high heat for 30 minutes and reduce to low boil for another 2 hours.
  7. Serve and enjoy!

 Any benefits?

  • Excellent warming soup for cold days
  • Good to increase blood circulation and blood flow
  • It is considered to be of the “healing” categories of soup
  • If used for confinement, you can make the soup more concentrated (less water or more ingredients)

Any precautions?

  • As the whole chicken can be oily, be sure to remove all oil before serving
  • Minimize herbs when used for children (above sampling suggested)